Studies have proven that just 45 minutes of creative activity a day can reduce stress, encourage relaxation and improve mental clarity. With that in mind, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is launching Creativity Exploration, a new series of workshops that promote the benefits of creative exploration and the mind-to-body experience. Sessions are designed to expand participants’ sense of well-being, as well as develop their perceptions of forms, while increasing brain connectivity through visual and cognitive stimulation.
The workshops will be led by art educator Lark Keeler, a specialist in mindfulness education who currently serves as President of the Florida Arts Education Association. The workshops are $10 each for Museum members;$15 for non-members. To register visit nsuartmuseum.org or call 954-262-0258.
Creativity Exploration Spring Schedule
April 14: Guided Visualization and Exploration of Ideas
Inspired by Dada artist Marcel Duchamp’s La Boîte-en-valise (Box in a suitcase), 1935-1941, participants will take part in a guided meditative exploration of visual thinking, order, and narrative using collage and upcycled boxes.
May 12: Repetition and Relaxation
Artist Wassily Kandinsky’s explosive colorful forms and gestures suggest a synesthetic quality in his paintings. Sparked by Kandinsky’s concentric circles, and influenced by contemporary observations of pattern and rhythms, participants will explore unseen patterns in breathing, thinking, and biochemistry while working with repetition in art and rhythms.
June 9: Connections and Creations
What purpose does a “lobster-phone” have? To Surrealist artist Salvador Dali, Lobster Telephone,1936, had great conceptual meaning. Participants will explore the characteristics of the Surrealist movement and their experimentations with objects, while pairing concepts and objects to spark innovative thinking and creative connections.